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Violin Lessons for all ages and levels, PhD in music, DBS checked

I completed a Master’s degree in Music at the University of Oxford, and later a PhD in Music at King’s College London.

I have years of experience offering private and group violin lessons. I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate and have spent some time teaching the violin to children of different age groups in schools across London. I can also provide music theory lessons for those who wish to gain an insight into the language of music and the fundamentals of music making. I teach beginners through to advanced and casual learners through to committed students.

I have been trained in a school of violin playing that inherits from and follows the aesthetic standards and technical methods of great masters such as Leopold Auer and Abram Yampolsky. I pass on this knowledge and skill with absolute passion and in my maximum capacity.

Location

At teacher's location: Lyndhurst Gardens, Hampstead, London NW3 5NU, UK
At student's location: Around Belsize Park, United Kingdom

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General info

Skills:
Age:
Infants (0-3 years old)
Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

Music brings great joy and adds an exciting dimension to our lives. If you’re thinking of learning to play a graceful instrument like the violin, I would be delighted to help you on your journey. Based on your ability and unique goals, I customise learning sessions so you immerse yourself and discover the pleasure of playing the violin. I have both a master's (University of Oxford) and a PhD (King's College London) in music and love to teach students to enhance their skills. I love watching students flourish and become confident players and with the right dedication and discipline, I’m happy to help them achieve their dreams. In addition to individual classes, I also offer group lessons so people have the chance to play with others and experience its challenges as well as learn to listen to others and enjoy making music in a group setting. Whether you’re a beginner eager to learn the fundamentals of playing the violin or you want to refine your skills, I’ll be more than happy to guide and encourage you to become the musician you’ve always dreamed of.

---DBS checked
---All ages and Levels
---Online Lessons available

Testimonials
Upa is a brilliant teacher. She is able to communicate and demonstrate every technique required to help play the violin. Her teaching comes from a long line of masters. Her lessons are fun and full of information to push you from beginning.
Lara Blanchard

I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher to teach my son violin. He has gone through a few teachers and he absolutely loved her. She is A kind teacher and her style and encouragement motivates my son to enjoy practicing! I highly recommend Upa!
Theoni Roilides

Education

I completed a Master’s degree in Music at the University of Oxford, and later a PhD in Music at King’s College London.
I have been trained in a school of violin playing that inherits from and follows the aesthetic standards and technical methods of great masters such as Leopold Auer and Abram Yampolsky. I pass on this knowledge and skill with absolute passion and in my maximum capacity.

Experience / Qualifications

I have years of experience offering private lessons to both children and adults. I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate and have spent some time teaching the violin to children of different age groups in schools across London.
I have played the violin in different orchestras and prepared many students for ABRSM and Trinity exams, recitals, auditions and school concerts.

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